We help identify and advance achievable skills training to elevate individuals & communities towards well-being and participation in the economic opportunities around them.


With Your Support MGVS is Becoming an Educational Facility of Excellence

At Matany Girls’ Vocational School students, staff and visitors need a place to eat and gather, sheltered from the searing heat and the tumultuous rainy season. Help us build this structure and know you’ve contributed to Paul’s vision for a progressive Karamoja – full of potential.

Construction Slideshow!


Paul Sherwen Workshop

Matany Girls’ Vocational School is the first of its kind in this northeast region of Uganda, Karamoja. The new Paul Sherwen Workshop doubles teaching capacity to offer life-changing opportunities to empower young women with vocational, entrepreneurial and industrial training skills in this remote area.

Paul Sherwen Workshop

Let’s complete the school
to provide more opportunities!



Matany Girls’ Vocational School offers quality and relevant skills training programs to vulnerable girls in an area where life opportunities are limited. Economic hardship and logistical challenges force many out of school into unregulated economic sectors, particularly challenging and dangerous for girls. MGVS is the first vocational school exclusively for girls in Karamoja. Hear the school’s founder-director, Florence Naduk, explain why building the school became her life’s passion and what students there hope to gain.

Florence Naduk, Director of Matany Girls’ Vocational School (1:07)

The Matany Girls’ Vocational School, founded by Paul’s dear friend Florence Naduk, was supported and nurtured by Paul. The school trains and empowers young girls in vocational skills in the Karamoja region of Uganda. Since the school opened in late 2020, almost 200 girls have been housed and trained in tailoring, hairdressing, catering and hospitality. Future courses will include agri-business and construction.

Our PSP construction campaigns are literally changing the landscape of Karamoja at MGVS. Under Florence’s direction the school is becoming known as a centre of excellence where both Ugandan support organizations and international NGOs know their students will receive the professional skills training they deserve in their home region of Karamoja.

Join our caring donors and sponsors to provide opportunities for these young women who will have the power to improve their own lives and will impact their villages and communities. Support Paul’s project!

School Life

Matany Girls’ Vocational School – Welcome Song

Matany Girls’ Vocational School – Traditional Dance


Completed February 2022